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Art Happenings: Inside the Studios of Ten31 and the RISD Spring Sale

2 May
Ten31 Gargoyles at Waterfire

Ten31 Gargoyles at Waterfire

Have you been to Waterfire in Providence and seen the creepy Gargoyle statues that move and interact silently but playfully with their viewers? Or maybe you’ve been to a wedding or fundraiser and been captivated by the living topiary statue waving at you with her branches and leaves? Well, this weekend you have an exclusive opportunity to go inside Ten31 studios where they make these amazing performance art pieces. My daughter has been fascinated with their work, so I asked one of the owners Joe Pari, a few months ago if he would offer a tour. He told me that a special opportunity like that would be coming up soon….and here it is!

Saturday, May 4th

TEN31 Studios Creation Observation – Don’t miss this exclusive chance to see how this unique company operates and creates their stunning works of living art!

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TEN31 is celebrating its 13th year of operation by opening the doors to their studio for the first time to the general public. Known locally in New England for their living statues and gargoyles at Waterfire and public performances at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Faneuil Hall. This unique opportunity is free of charge, and will give the public a chance to see behind the scenes at TEN31. Saturday from 11:00am–4:00pm.

TEN31 Studios 250 Esten Avenue, Suite 103. Call (401) 725-1031, email eric@wemakepretend.com, or visit the TEN31 Promotions website for more information.

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Also on Saturday starting at 10am – RISD Alumni Spring Art Sale on Benefit Street in Providence.

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Sunday, May 5th 11am – 3pm rain or shine – My favorite preschool, Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative, is holding their annual May Fair Festival at Academy Field in East Greenwich. This free event is open to the public and is the major fundraiser for the school, which offers a sliding scale tuition program and a super-duper preschool experience! For the past 33 years, hundreds of teachers, parents, local business owners and members of the community have come together, the first Sunday in May, at Academy Field in East Greenwich, to host the annual Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool (the Co-op) May Fair fundraiser. All of the proceeds from the event go back into the school and help to fund full and partial scholarships for families in need. There is lots of entertainment for the kids, a toy sale, silent auction & raffle, tons of activities and a really great plant sale!

Finally, I want to mention the South County Artisan’s Market located in the Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown will now be open 7 days a week and there is a nice article about them in the SO Rhode Island Magazine this month.

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Many thanks to our Garden City Art Festival Sponsor:

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Get Excited for the First Newport Hullabaloo of the Season!

26 Jun

We are getting ready for the first Newport Hullabaloo of the season TOMORROW June 27th and we would love to see you there!

 Come out to the Newport Yachting Center at Sunset (5:30-9:30PM) and join us for local arts and entertainment in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island

Featured artists and performers include…

All Hands Drumming

Tony sets up a drum-circle of ten to thirty drums of various heights to accommodate children, youth, and adults of all ages and sizes

Daniel Forlano

High caliber, enchanting, charming intelligent comedy with perfected circus skills and gymnastic plasticity

TEN31

Specializes in the highest quality hand-crafted living art instillations for special events, weddings, public festivals and corporate functions

Big Nazo

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles

Mary King 

 Irish and old-timey fiddler who loves to play lively tunes that get people stomping their feet and playing along with native-made percussive instruments (she provides)

Yo-Yo People

 This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip

Mr. E. Juggling: Art In Motion

 Mr. E performs a must see one-man variety show with gravity defying juggling, flag spinning, magical illusions, and culminating in a heart-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when Mr. E takes the stage

Maurice & Acacia Skills Variety and Fire Show

 Maurice and Acacia are a circus skills duo who perform variety shows with gravity defying juggling, mesmerizing hoop dancing, and culminating in an adrenaline-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when this duo takes the stage

Smashing Photo Booth

 A fantastic way to memorialize your experience at Newport Hullabaloo! Take personal or group shots in black and white, color, or video and save each with your own personal message

AmyTheMime

 An eclectic blend of traditional and unconventional pantonmine brings laughs and levity to her audiences

Ink Monkeys

 a print collaborative made up of faculty, students and alumni from Massasoit Community College, are dedicated to making prints and educating the public at large about the history and many joys of printmaking. John Marshall Jr. of JAM Construction donates the steamrollers for their activities

Destiny Africa

is a children’s choir comprised of rescued individuals from war-torn areas, streets and orphaned situations to offer them love, education, a family environment and nurturing them to become agents of transformation

You won’t want to miss out!

Support Local Art & Entertainment!

23 Jun

We are getting ready for our first Newport Hullabaloo of the Summer and we can’t wait to see you there!

 Come out to the Newport Yachting Center on June 27th at Sunset (5:30-9:30PM) and join us for local arts and entertainment in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island

The more we learn about our participating artists, the more we want to share with you!

TEN31, a Rhode Island native company specializing in living art installations will be at the Newport Hullabaloo on June 27th!

We think what these guys do is pretty amazing and we think you will too! Check out what we learned…

TEN31 Productions

 

Who or what is the main inspiration behind your work? 
 
Nature (for our Human Nature Collection) , Mythology and classic sculpture for our living statues. We relish in the opportunity to bring the characters, creatures and demigods from our childhood stories to life in modern times.
 
Was there a particular instance that helped you to realize your love for the arts? 
I have been an artist all my life, my mom handmade all of my Halloween costumes as a kid. We were always busy making pretend, art has always been in my blood.
 
What is the medium/genre you enjoy working with the most? 
Making fantastical costumes out of all sorts of materials is the best job in the world! We use pretty much every kind of material possible, fabric, paint, cardboard, rope, etc. We all have permanent glue gun blisters.
 
In what way do you hope your art form in general will affect the world? 
Everyone in the world today is extremely busy. We have the ability to stop people in their tracks, inviting them to pause, if only for a minute, and take a trip back in time to when they themselves would make pretend. Often its children that stop their parents and point at us, they can usually see the magic thats happening before their parents do.
 
Who is your favorite artist/performer and why? 
We are inspired by anyone who steps out of the box and is brave enough to march to the beat of their own drummer!
 
Tell us something you feel makes your personal art form truly unique. 
 
Normally when someone goes to see a theatrical performance, they are seated and the performer is on stage. There is a huge distance between them. When someone attends an event with a TEN31 Performance, they are encouraged to interact with us. This one on one energy exchange is absolutely unique and we feel that it is one of the main reasons why we have become so successful. Its an absolute MUST to get your photo taken with us!
 
How long does it take to get ready? Where do you get your costumes?  
It takes us 2 hours to get ready and all of our costumes are handmade at TEN31’s workshop in Pawtucket RI.
Check out TEN31 online and see them live at the Newport Hullabaloo on June 27th, you won’t want to miss it!

Entertainment Line Up

24 Sep

This is how Festival Fete does Entertainment.

 

Beyond Beats DJ…

Playing sweet tunes all day long!

 

Matthew Garelick – Also Known As the fantastic balloon guy

Balloon creatures will me made

Saturday 12:30-4:30pm

Sunday 12-4pm

And it is FREE!

www.balloondogrescueleague.com

 

TEN31

Magical and mischeif making Pirates

Saturday 3-7pm

Sunday 12-4

www.wemakepretend.com

 

Mimealot

The one and only Strolling Mime

Saturday 12:45 – 3:30pm

Sunday 12 – 3pm

www.mimealot.com

 

BIG NAZO Creatures and the GALACTOID Marching Band

Audience-interactive bizarrre and hilarious aliens!!!

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4pm

www.bignazo.com

 

Trevor the Games Man

Stiltwalking, Games Playing, Ribbon Dancer Making…this is Trevor

Saturday 3-7pm

www.trevorthegamesman.com

 

In order to experience all the entertainment….

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out and support Art Is Smart and all of the other local artists and vendors!!!

This Weeks Fabulous Giveaway!

19 Jul

Congratulations!!! Wendy Carreau, you are this week’s Festival Fete Artist Giveaway Program Winner!!!  You will be receiving  a teal pilsner glass from Edge Works Glass!

Check out www.edgeworksglass.com for more fine blown glass sculptures, vessels, and lightings.

 

This week, YOU can enter to win a new FABULOUS Giveaway!! One lucky reader has the chance to win 5 passes to the Roger Williams Park Zoo!!

Enter to win today to be the next lucky winner!! :]

Use our Online Form and remember you must “Like” us on Facebook to win!

Coming to Roger Williams Park Zoo…

ZooARTyssey

An Odyssey through Living Art
on Mid-Summer Evenings
featuring TEN31 Productions

Fridays – July 22, August 12 and 19 (rain date August 26)

Admission from 6-8:30 pm, event ends at 9 p.m

Adults: $15 ($10 for RWP Zoo members)
Seniors & Children: $10 ($5 for RWP Zoo members)

Enjoy the living art as well as all the animals on exhibit, along with live music, food and drink!!! This is a unique event that you and your family do not want to miss!!! Come to ZooARTyssey and experience the journey!!!

 ZooARTyssey Rack Card

 

Check out The City Art Festival video to see the fabulous artists and vendors who will be at the show! :]

We are looking forward to our next festival, The City Art Festival on August 6, 2011!! 

The City Art Festival is proud to be sponsered by Webster Bank along with City of Providnce, Cardi’s Furniture, RI MonthlyWhole FoodsNatural Awakenings, Yelp and Cat Country-WCTK.

ZooARTyssey

8 Jul

ZooARTyssey

An Odyssey through Living Art
on Mid-Summer Evenings
featuring TEN31 Productions

This summer, TEN31 is teaming up with Roger Williams Park ZooZoo ARTyssey, a one-of-a-kind event, has been a long time in the making, and is finally here! Come attend and you can experience TEN31′s largest installation to date.

You can enjoy an unforgettable experience while on a journey through the Zoo on a summer evening during the magical sunset hours. On your way you will discover many enchanting and engaging living art characters, which have been created by Rhode Island’s renowned performance artists, TEN31 Productions.

It is the best of both two different worlds: the living art combined beautifully with all the animals on exhibit! Delicious food and an array of beverages including beer and wine will also be available for purchase and accompanied with live music. A unique, all ages appropriate event!

See ZooARTyssey, Friday evenings:

July 22, August 12 and 19 (rain date August 26) 

Admission from 6-8:30 pm, event ends at 9 p.m.

Adults: $15 ($10 for RWP Zoo members) and Seniors & Children: $10 ($5 for RWP Zoo members). Prices subject to change.

For more information please visit RWP Zoo’s website: www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/calendar/zooartyssey.cfm or TEN31’s website: www.wemakepretend.com.

Well, I guess you can have a little sneak peek…

We are looking forward to our next festival, The City Art Festival on August 6, 2011!! 

And “Like” Festival Fete on Facebook! 

Check out The City Art Festival video to see who will be at the show! :]

The City Art Festival is proud to be sponsered by Webster Bank along with City of Providnce, Cardi’s Furniture, RI MonthlyWhole FoodsNatural Awakenings, Yelp and Cat Country-WCTK.

Ten31 Productions – They Make Pretend

24 Jun

TEN31 specializes in the highest quality hand-crafted living art installations for special events, weddings, public festivals, and corporate functions.

The company began one evening on the banks of the Providence River during a fall Waterfire,  an internationally known art installation in RI. That night, Eric Auger and Joe Pari, founders of TEN31, performed as two captivating Gargoyles, their first creation. The response for the two on that crisp evening was a eureka moment, the beginning of a new dream.

The reaction from those around them was just as powerful. From that moment, nearly a decade ago, TEN31 grew from a simple, powerful idea: art can be brought to life and provide emotionally inspiring entertainment.

The human form is TEN31’s canvas. Designing and producing exquisite pieces based on historic and mythological references, and drawing inspiration from exploring the ancient periods of Egyptian & Greco-Roman to modern art movements of deco and futurist styles.  

Over the years, TEN31 has grown exponentially. The collection currently includes hundreds of one-of-a kind pieces and installations, and TEN31 have been honored to perform at hundreds of prestigious social and corporate events throughout the United States.

Like the pieces and installations TEN31 create, the company continues to grow and transform itself, driven by that simple and powerful idea born ten years ago.

This is TEN31. They Make Pretend.

Look out for TEN31 as they will make their next appearance at The East Greenwich Art Festival on September 3, 2011!!

But until then…

We are looking forward to our next festival, The City Art Festival on August 6, 2011!!

And we are still accepting applications until 7/5. Sign up here!

“Like” Festival Fete on Facebook! 

The City Art Festival is proud to be sponsered by Webster Bank along with City of Providnce, Cardi’s Furniture, RI MonthlyWhole FoodsNatural Awakenings, Yelp and Cat Country-WCTK.